ZIRO: Arunachal Pradesh Minister for Agriculture and Horticulture, Fisheries, Veterinary and Dairy Development Tage Taki attended the 5th National Handloom day celebrated at Hong on Wednesday. The programme was organized by Weaver’s Service Centre (WSC), Guwahati, Ministry of Textiles in collaboration with the office of the District Registrar of Cooperative Society, Lower Subansiri District.
Addressing the gathering, Tage Taki said that in the competitive world of artificial fabrics and high end fashion, Apatani indigenous designs on natural fabrics have created a niche for itself, even at the international level.
“The Jwekhe and Jillang patterns of the Apatanis have been worn on international fashion platforms,” he said while encouraging the weavers to be professional and dedicated.
He also informed that through the Mudra scheme, one can avail financial assistance and the government has initiated measures to uplift the economic condition of this section of the society.
“It is saddening to see that few of our brethrens have defaulted in repayment of loans. This has made the banks reluctant,” Taki said while urging all to be sincere in repayments. The banks will also have to work out a modality, so that genuine people don’t suffer,” he added.